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Mental Health for the rich and famous

July 25, 2017

“I don’t like to hold back because that’s how you hurt yourself” – Chester Bennington.

Last week, we heard the sad news of the death of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park. The news was heart breaking, they were a band I grew up with and their music is important to me, singing of things i couldn’t put into words.

His death was apparently brought on by a fight with anxiety/depression and his ongoing alcoholism.

The older I get, the more i hear about celebrities i grew up knowing, are killing themselves due to their mental health. It’s heart breaking, and whats even worse, is that we don’t talk about mental health unless someone dies because of it. It affects each and everyone one of us. I am surrounded by it in all aspects of my life, and there will always be the stigma some people hold of “attention seeking” or “over emotional”. Opinions like that which hold such little information and are complete presumptions and over judgement of a person.

I believe our government have failed when it comes to supporting mental health, whether this is due to lack of funding, or investment I don’t know. But at the end of the day, it’s probably one of the biggest killers on our planet and no one seems to be doing anything to learn more about it. People are told to just talk about how they feel or, take some drugs and get better that way, it’s just a cop-out. No medication or therapy in the world will remove the feeling of sadness or anxiousness., and the professionals seem to give you coping methods rather than resolutions.

It just goes to show, it doesn’t matter how much money you have or how well known you are, people will still hold stigmas surrounding mental health and we’re just expected to deal with it.

If you are ever feeling anxious or depressed anything like that, speak to someone, it makes all the difference.

Sophiemags x

 

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    ArcaneHalloween
    July 25, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Such a shame, I am a huge fan of Chris Cornell, ever since his Soundgarden days, RIP Chris and Chester.

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    hell0chloe
    July 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Beautiful post, I was so sad to hear of Chester’s passing. It’s so important we speak to someone in our time of need.

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    Joy The Witch
    July 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I couldnt agree more with you! I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety for such a long time and it literally took me 9 years to figure out how to get better!! More people should be aware of the dangers of mental health!!!

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      hopelessblog
      July 26, 2017 at 11:50 am

      exactly people shouldn’t have to suffer !!xxx

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    ItsSimplyMeJasmine
    July 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful post❤

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    superwifeandmummy
    July 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Lovely post. Unfortunately, so true

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    thatgirlcoffee
    July 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I feel you!

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    Rosinalee
    July 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    This is so true. After all the advancement in humanity we are still lacking support for people with mental health issues. RIP xxxx

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    The Healthy Headspace Blog
    August 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I completely agree… great post, so sad it’s true

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    February 18, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    […] Along with the endless panic attacks and shakes I sucked it up and went to the doctors, thinking they would just say I’m pathetic. They told me I had bad anxiety and recommended a telephone therapist company I could talk to when necessary. I’m gonna be honest, they were bloody useless. The last thing I want to do when I’m mid panic attack is call a random stranger and explain my entire life story, so its fair to say I didn’t go ahead with that option. One thing that really frustrates me in the world of mental health is that although there is plenty of awareness of it, not enough is done in order to help someone feel better. Doctors just think take some pills or talk a bit and you’ll feel better but it never works as easy as that. I wont get into it now because it’s a whole other blog post, but at the end of the day you may feel better after getting if off your chest, but that’s not to say the fear of overwhelming thoughts will not go away. I have written more about this side of things in my blog post about the death of Chester Bennington, from Linkin Park. […]

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